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1) Be A Role Model

One of the best ways to empower others is to lead by example. Let them see your confidence and strength and that will encourage them to follow your example. Take this opportunity to be the example you needed at one point in your life.

2) Be Kind
A compliment goes a long way. Take time to tell someone they look nice or that you’ve noticed the progress they’re making. Nothing makes us feel better about ourselves than a few heartfelt, kind words.

3) Offer to Help Them Out
Asking for help is one of the hardest things to do. Instead of waiting for your fellow girl bosses to ask, offer to assist them in their latest project. A little assistance can get them over the part they were struggling with. This will make them feel more confident in their progress, and subsequently, in themselves.

4) Listen
Everyone always has an opinion about everything, and they’re often quick to throw it around for free. Instead of shoving your unsolicited opinion down someone’s throat, offer to listen. Allow them to work through their problem out loud. Sometimes us empowered women just need someone to help us put words to our thoughts. Be that person for someone today.

5) Send a Note of Encouragement
Despite the growth of social media, handwritten sentiments are still incredibly special. Take some time to leave a short note for your roommates or send a letter to your long distance friends. Include a favorite quote that empowers you, it’ll lift them up too.

6) Be present in their life
We all know when someone is preoccupied and only hearing half of the story. Make an effort to engage and be present in someone else’s stories. Ask questions about what is going on in their life and be genuinely interested in the answer.

7) Thank Them
When is the last time you told your best friend how much you appreciate their presence in your life? Take some time today to thank your support system for all they do to keep you going. Thanking them will remind that they’re valued and appreciated.

No matter how you choose to do it, remember to lift up those around you, not only during Women’s History Month, but throughout the year as well. Empowered women empower women. One of the greatest ways to make a difference is by building up the women around you to be successful and confident. At one point, someone empowered you, take this time to give back and help encourage the future of this country, strong women.

Lauren N
Lauren is one of our managing editors here at Future Female Leaders. When she is not editing FFL articles, you can find her color coding her whole life in her Lilly Pulitzer agenda. She's a southern girl who loves Hokie football and isn't afraid to be politically incorrect, so consider this your trigger warning.

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